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Renegade TR12 Road Bike

Old 07-11-19, 11:42 AM
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Renegade TR12 Road Bike

Anyone got a clue as to the background on this brand and bike?








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Old 07-11-19, 01:31 PM
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I'm not familiar with the brand but it should be circa 1982-1983. The Mangalu decal is reminiscent of Tange's Mangaloy decal and I suspect it is a plain gauge carbon-manganese main triangle. The presence of stamped dropouts suggests hi-tensile stays and forks. It's typical of many economical touring bicycles of the era, having cantilever brakes but a wide range double crankset instead of a triple and no braze-ons other than the cantilever bosses. Serial number?
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Old 07-11-19, 03:07 PM
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Hi Ti-Mar, I looked for the serial but couldn't find it on the BB. This is a bike I'm entertaining buying for a few of the parts on it; mainly the alloy chainrings, the canti-calipers and some of the cable clamps. It uses Shimano 600 Arab for the shifting and I think the rear derailleur might need a little help in straightening. The fork uses forged Tange drops. Are those cranks cold forged? When I look at it though I see work; seized parts potential. He wants $40 and I thought $20 would be fair given condition. But in all, I really don't need anything on this bike. Just nice to have some extra parts, and the calipers for another bike too.


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Old 07-12-19, 09:55 PM
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For anyone who ever finds one of these bikes, I think they'd make a great single speed. They have no braze-ons, for anything! Why carry around those few extra grams of braze-on luggage for routing derailleur cables when one doesn't have to. For a touring bike, the least they could have done was add some rack eyelets back there. Yeesh. Decent fork though, looks like Tange 4 cro mo.
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